HFEA


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HFEA

Abbrev. for Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
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A HFEA spokeswoman said: "Our Statutory Approvals Committee has considered applications from the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, part of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for the use of mitochondrial donation in treatment for two patients, both of which have been approved.
Through business-specific education, guidance and networking opportunities, such as the HFEA, the region's young entrepreneurs will be better equipped to handle future challenges in the business world.
A spokesman for the HFEA added: "The committee has added a condition to the licence that no research using gene editing may take place until the research has received research ethics approval.
The HFEA has decided not to lodge an appeal against the decision, " said a HFEA spokeswoman.
A statement by HFEA on the site says: "In licensed clinics, donor sperm and eggs are subject to rigorous quality checks, including screening to ensure that the material has not been infected with diseases such as chlamydia or HIV.
Sharon, 47, who has a heart defect and mobility problems caused by an inherited mitochondrial disorder, said: "I am very pleased at the findings of the HFEA, as it's nice to see that the fertility treatment has the public's backing.
The HFEA are in the unique position of being able to share these lessons with other UK clinics but, in the last two years, have only issued three alerts.
Professor Lisa Jardine, chair of the HFEA, said: "Fertility treatment is big business in the UK.
The HFEA also revealed that the majority of babies born by IVF are healthy and insists that more research is needed on the birth defect issues.
The HFEA said in a statement last week that there was "no fundamental reason" for blocking the research.
This is not a total green light for cytoplasmic hybrid research, but recognition that this area of research can, with caution and careful scrutiny be permitted," the HFEA said.